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DISNEY PARK HOURS
Today's Theme Park Hours
Tuesday 7/22/2014
Magic Kingdom:
Epcot Future World:
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Blizzard Beach:
9:00 - 12:00
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11:00 - 9:00
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Extra Magic Hours Morning: Epcot FW
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All 3 remaining weekends sold out for Harambe Nights
July 22, 2014
July 26, August 2 and August 9 are sold out.

Annual passholder discount for Spice Road Table
July 22, 2014
Through 9/17/14, Annual Passholders can get a 30% discount on their bill.

2015 Military Ticket Discount info released
July 22, 2014
Members of the military can purchase 4-day Magic Your Way tickets with Park Hopper option for $177 each.

Changes to reservation times for Wishes Dessert Party
July 21, 2014
Reservations are all being set for 6:00pm, no matter when Wishes is taking place. The dessert party will actually take place one hour before Wishes.

Frozen Summer Fun Premium package is sold out for all remaining dates
July 21, 2014
This package gives guests at Frozen Summer Fun Live reserved viewing for several events.

Wild by Design tour to be discontinued after 9/26/14
July 21, 2014
This tour takes place at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Fantasy Football Convention coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports
July 21, 2014
The convention will give attendees access to ESPN talent, a live fantasy football draft and more.

Blog - Sneak Preview of What's Coming to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
July 20, 2014


Dates and pricing released for ICE! at Gaylord Palms
July 20, 2014
Using two million pounds of ice, this Gaylord Palms Resort special ticket exhibit will be transformed into the North Pole.

Blog - Disney's Magical Express Age Limit Changes: A Parent's & Teacher's Perspective
July 20, 2014


Blog - Five Reasons Why We're Not Seeing "Planes: Fire & Rescue" in Theaters
July 19, 2014


Blog updated - I Just Spent $20 on FastPasses! Would You?
July 19, 2014
The author has taken the tour she discussed in the blog - check out her thoughts to see if she would do this again!

Blog - Disneyland Celebrates 59 and looks forward to 60
July 18, 2014


Adventure Trading Company comes to Disneyland Park
July 18, 2014
Beginning August 1st, experience this new interactive storytelling adventure inside Adventureland in Disneyland Park.

Changes to minimum age to cruise on Disney Cruise Line
July 18, 2014
Effective for 2015 sailings, the minimum age to cruise is now 6 months old. Previously, the minimum age was 12 weeks.

Harambe Nights sold out this weekend
July 18, 2014
Harambe Nights is sold out for the weekend of July 19. Tickets are still available for the remaining weekends.

Syfy's "Face Off" comes to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando
July 17, 2014
Syfy's Face Off comes to life at Halloween Horror Nights as a terrifying new street experience with characters created by some of Hollywood's most talented Special effects makeup artists!

Blog - July 2014 Magic Kingdom Construction Update
July 17, 2014


Disney Cruise Line releases photo of Halloween Pumpkin Tree onboard ships
July 17, 2014
Each of the four ships will have a different version of The Pumpkin Tree.

Information for Food & Wine Festival special dining experiences - book 7/31
July 17, 2014
Premium events will be announced July 24 and can be booked on July 31 beginning at 7:00am EST. To book, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).

"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" theme for haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights
July 16, 2014
The drama from the El Ray Network had a 10-episode season last year and is based on a 1996 film with the same name.

Princess Half Marathon fills in less than 24 hours
July 16, 2014
The Princess Half Marathon, the Princess Enchanted 10K and the Glass Slipper Challenge are sold out, filling less than 24 hours after registration opened.

Jake's Beer Dinner coming up this Friday at Royal Pacific Resort
July 16, 2014
This four-course beer dinner will feature select Oskar Blues Brewery craft beers paired with specially prepared entrees and dessert.

Passholder tickets now on sale for Mickey's Halloween Party
July 16, 2014
Tickets for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park are now on sale to Annual Passholders, Disney Rewards Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members.

Local Southern California Theatre presents Tarzan-The Musical
July 15, 2014
Musical Theatre Orange County's production of Tarzan-The Musical, featuring sets by Disney artist Dave Avanzino, opens this weekend at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California.

Registration now open for Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend
July 15, 2014
Registration is already filling up. Prices are listed here and will go up after a certain date.

Seats still remaining for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sneak Preview
July 15, 2014
Sample food's from this year's Festival and hear speakers discussing the new marketplaces, special events and more!

Dolphins at Epcot will be offstage through August 7
July 14, 2014
Guests will not be able to see the dolphins at The Seas with Nemo & Friends. The Dolphins in Depth Tour will be unavailable during this time as well.

Changes in parking due to Downtown Disney Remodel
July 14, 2014
Speeds in the area will be reduced, as well as lanes closed. Buena Vista Drive will be expanded to 10 lanes.

Florida residents can save on Disney Cruise Line
July 14, 2014
Discounts are available on a variety of sailings.

Disney Cruise Line discounts available for members of the U.S. military
July 14, 2014
Rates start at $130 per night per person.

Blog - Disney Responds to Disability Access Service Lawsuit
July 13, 2014


WonderGround Gallery Artist in Residence for August
July 13, 2014
Liana Hee is the Artist in Residence for August and will be on hand at the WonderGround Gallery in Disneyland's Downtown Disney most weekend evenings meeting guests and signing her work.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Magic Kingdom Turnstiles - Main St. Station
July 12, 2014
Wish you were at Disney today? Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Magic Kingdom Turnstiles - Main St. Station.

Less than a month left to book a Disney vacation with free dining!
July 12, 2014
Guests can book a Walt Disney World room and ticket vacation package that includes a stay at a Walt Disney World resort, and receive the Dining Plan for free!

Aulani free transportation offer extended!
July 11, 2014
The free transportation offer has been extended through 12/22/14.

Backstage package begins today Cirque du Soleil
July 11, 2014
Package is available for 6:00 performances on Fridays and Saturdays.

Create a personalized Coca-Cola label at Club Cool
July 10, 2014
Guests at Walt Disney World will be able to create a personalized label for a 7.5 oz Coca-Cola can.

Blog - Like This at Walt Disney World? Try That at Universal Orlando.
July 10, 2014


4th night free with select Aulani reservations
July 10, 2014
This offer is available for select nights 8/15 - 12/22/14.

Changes to parking procedure at Port Canaveral
July 09, 2014
You will pay as you enter the lot. Booth 1 will be manned and the others will be automated. Cash or credit card is accepted and guests will receive a printed ticket and receipt. If you would like, you can make a reservation and pre-pay on the Port Canaveral website.

Viewing locations for final World Cup games
July 08, 2014
The final three games will be shown in multiple locations.

Blog - Some Dos and Don'ts of Frozen Summer Fun
July 08, 2014


The Music of Nashville coming to Disneyland Park
July 08, 2014
Beginning July 18th, The Kelly Rea Band will be performing weekend nights at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, including hits from ABC's "Nashville".

Candlelight Processional dining package info released
July 08, 2014
Information includes list of restaurants and approximate prices. Reserved fireworks viewing is not included this year.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley opens today!
July 08, 2014
New experiences include a thrilling attraction inside Gringotts Bank, dining at The Leaky Cauldron and the Hogwarts Express - an attraction requiring a two-park pass that will transport guests back and forth between the two Wizarding Worlds.

New Frozen-inspired looks at Studio Disney 365
July 07, 2014
Fans of Frozen can now get Elsa and Anna inspired looks at Studio Disney 365 in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort.

Minor changes to menu at Harambe Nights party
July 07, 2014
The lamb chops with tamarind pomegranate sauce will no longer be served. A Moroccan beef kefta dish will be served at the buffet after the show instead of the pre-show reception.

Blog - I Just Spent $20 on FastPasses! Would You?
July 07, 2014


It's Tough to be a Bug closes for refurb
July 07, 2014
The Animal Kingdom attraction will be closed from 7/7/14 - 8/11/14.

Bread Box sandwich shop now open at Universal CityWalk
July 06, 2014
This retro restaurant serves a variety of made-to-order sandwiches, including an entire menu of varieties of grilled cheese!

Photos of Oaken's Trading Post and merchandise available at Frozen Summer Fun
July 05, 2014
We've added merchandise photos and photos of Oaken's Trading Post to our blog on this event.

VIDEO: Anna and Elsa's Royal Welcome featuring Kristoff at Frozen Summer Fun
July 05, 2014
Frozen Summer Fun has come to Disney's Hollywood Studios and the first daily event is a Royal Welcome parade for Anna and Elsa with a special appearance by Kristoff. At the end of the parade, the two princesses appear on the Sorcerer Mickey hat stage for a sing-along of "Let It Go" with Olaf!

New backstage package offered at Cirque du Soleil
July 05, 2014
This $250 package includes ticket, snacks, gift bag and backstage meet and greet.

Minimum age lowered to travel solo on Magical Express
July 05, 2014
The minimum age to travel alone on Magical Express has been lowered to age 12 from age 16.

Hot Dog Hall of Fame now open at Universal CityWalk
July 04, 2014
Serving iconic hot dogs from some of the nation's most famous ballparks in Chicago, Boston, New York and L.A.

Flying Fish Cafe to serve breakfast this fall
July 04, 2014
Reservations are now being accepted for 10/1 - 12/7/14.

Blog - Ride Technology and Storytelling Advance at Universal Creative
July 03, 2014


Dates announced for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland
July 02, 2014
Mickey's Halloween Party will be held September 26, 30, October 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 & 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public 07/30/14.

Florida residents can save 35% on a Room Only reservation
July 02, 2014
Florida residents can save when booking a room-only reservation at select Walt Disney World resorts for stays most nights July 2014 - September 2014.

Premium Package added for Frozen Summer Fun Live
July 02, 2014
Package will include reserved seating and viewing for three of the day's events.

Lou Gramm of Foreigner to perform at Velvet Sessions
July 02, 2014
After cancelling his January appearance due to illness, Lou Gramm is back to perform at Velvet Sessions.

Changes to PhotoPass print packages at restaurants
July 02, 2014
Beginning 7/27/14, PhotoPass print packages will no longer be offered table-side at Chef Mickey's, 1900 Park Fare, 'Ohana, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and Tusker House Restaurant.

Anna and Elsa will be on Alaska sailings and select Mediterranean sailings
July 02, 2014
The characters will be on Alaskan sailings this summer, as well as Mediterranean cruises 7 nights or longer.

Time schedule announced for Frozen Summer Fun Live at Hollywood Studios
July 01, 2014
The world of Frozen is taking over Hollywood Studios this summer. Spend the day enjoying these brand-new interactive experiences.

Extended operating hours for monorail for 4th of July holiday
July 01, 2014
The monorail will have extended operating hours on July 3-5.

Garden View Tea Room at Grand Floridian to undergo refurb
July 01, 2014
Garden View Tea Room closed 6/30/14 - 8/29/14. Perfectly Princess Tea Party will take place at Citricos.

Partial list of Candlelight Processional narrators announced
July 01, 2014
Sharon Stone and Ana Gasteyer are new additions this year.

Blog - Making the Most Out of a Summer Trip to Walt Disney World
June 30, 2014


Military cruise discounts offered on a variety of sailings
June 30, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Florida residents can save on Disney Cruise Line
June 30, 2014
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 7/6/2014.

4th of July Craft beer event at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel
June 29, 2014
Eight different brews will be on tap as the hotel partners with Cigar City Brewing of Tampa.

July merchandise events and signings at the Walt Disney World Resort
June 29, 2014
Disney artists will sign their work at locations around Walt Disney World.

Two new VIP tours added at Walt Disney World
June 27, 2014
The Ultimate Day of Thrills - A VIP Tour Experience and The Ultimate Day for Young Families - A VIP Tour Experience will both take guests to three parks, giving them VIP access to several attractions.

Blog - Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel - Anabella Hotel
June 27, 2014


Napa Rose scheduled for 8-week closure
June 27, 2014
Napa Rose at the Grand California Hotel will be closed for approximately 8 weeks beginning August 2nd to upgrade the kitchen layout and equipment. No significant changes will be made to the appearance of the restaurant.

VIDEO: Hogwarts Express Complete Experience including Platform 9 ¾ and more!
June 27, 2014
Enter through King's Cross Station, cross through to Platform 9 ¾ and take a ride on the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade train station or after leaving Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, journey back to London and Diagon Alley.

VIDEO: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts Queue and Dragon
June 27, 2014
While walking through the queue for Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, guests will encounter goblins in the bank lobby, meet up with Bill Weasley in his office and take an elevator ride deep down into the mines to board a cart to take them to their vaults.

Details for Fourth of July at the Disneyland Resort
June 26, 2014
“Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will be featured the 1st through the 4th at Disneyland, plus on the 4th there's a patriotic Independence Day pre-show for World of Color over at Disney California Adventure.

Cinderella's Royal Table to be closed for 2 months
June 26, 2014
The character dining restaurant will be closed for refurbishment 1/5/2015 - 3/6/2015.

Blog - FROZEN Summer Fun LIVE! Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios
June 26, 2014


Several dates sold out for Animal Kingdom's Harambe Nights
June 26, 2014
Premium seating is sold out for all dates. General seating is sold out for 6/28 and 7/5.

Several changes made to park hours for rest of 2014
June 25, 2014
Many changes have been made to Extra Magic Hours, as well as park hours extended and more Fantasmic and Main Street Electrical performances added.

Blog - Jury Sides with Disneyland in Splash Mountain Lawsuit
June 25, 2014


Legends of Frontierland coming to Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe
June 25, 2014
Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush allows guests to become part of the story...naming, creating and developing their own characters and influencing the direction and action of the story's first chapter.

Several refurb dates planned for Winter Summerland mini golf course
June 25, 2014
The summer course will be closed for several dates throughout the summer.

Parking lot construction at Animal Kingdom through September
June 25, 2014
The lot will be expanded in anticipation of larger crowds with the additions coming to the park.

Agent P World Showcase Adventure to utilize smartphones
June 25, 2014
Beginning 6/27/14, the current flip phones will be replaced with smartphones.

Another new meet and greet location for Snow White
June 24, 2014
She can now be seen on the front porch of Town Square Theater.

Knott's announces dates for Knott's Scary Farm 2014
June 24, 2014
Knott's Berry Farm announced that their Halloween event, Knott's Scary Farm, will be held select dates 09/27/14 through 11/01/14. They also announced the return of Elvira's Sinema Séance.

Blog - Downtown Disney - Land of construction walls and cranes
June 24, 2014


New Disney California Story tour at California Adventure
June 23, 2014
Beginning July 17th, learn about California of the 1920s and 30s as Walt Disney might have seen it in this tour of the icons, attractions and landmarks of Disney California Adventure.

Adventures by Disney guaranteed departure dates have been added
June 23, 2014
Guests can choose from these dates, knowing that these trips will not be canceled by Adventures by Disney prior to its scheduled start date.

Blog - Disney Park Favorites in New Vinylmation Park Starz 3
June 23, 2014


Rock Your Summer Side Dance Party at Hollywood Studios
June 22, 2014
This dance party will take place nightly from 6:00-10:00pm.

Details for 4th of July at Walt Disney World
June 21, 2014
The parks will have special fireworks shows and Disney characters dressed in patriotic costumes.

VIDEO: Diagon Alley Overview including Knockturn Alley, Leaky Cauldron and more!
June 21, 2014
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida is the new expansion to the extremely popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter which opened up in Islands of Adventure in 2010.

Photo gallery of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
June 21, 2014
The Diagon Alley expansion opens to the public July 8.

Ticket discounts for Cirque du Soleil
June 20, 2014
Discounted tickets are available for performances July 1-19, July 14, July 23-Sept 13, Sept 23-27, 2014.

Disney Cruise Line Navigator app now available on Disney Wonder
June 20, 2014
Guests with upcoming cruises will get an email explaining how the app works. The app can be downloaded before your cruise from the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.

VIDEO: Diagon Alley Red Carpet Opening with Harry Potter Film Stars
June 20, 2014
Stars of the Harry Potter film series came to Universal Orlando to celebrate the opening of Diagon Alley with a red carpet entrance and a special opening ceremony.

Summer discounts available for Walt Disney World golf courses
June 19, 2014
Play early in the day and save on a round of golf.

Partial character list scheduled for Villains Unleashed event
June 19, 2014
Villains can be seen in stage shows, character greetings, and more.

Price increases to $15/hour at Disney's Children's Activity Centers
June 19, 2014
This is at Club Disney at the Polynesian, Simba's Cubhouse at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Sandcastle Club at the Beach Club, and Cub's Den at the Wilderness Lodge.

Tables in Wonderland hosts Epcot Food & Wine Festival Preview Event
June 18, 2014
Sample food's from this year's Festival and hear speakers discussing the new marketplaces, special events and more.

Tasting menu debuts at Palo on Disney Cruise Line
June 18, 2014
This dinner features six courses that have been paired with wines.

Live Blog - Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley preview at Universal Orlando
June 18, 2014
This blog will be updated daily during the media event for the soon-to-open Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Studios.

Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line cruise enhancements released
June 18, 2014
Combining ABD's personal service and expertise in guided travel across the world with the enchantment of a Disney cruise, you will have a selection of unique onboard activities and premium shore experiences designed to immerse you and your family in the history and sights of your destination.

Wilderness Lodge main pool closing from 9/3-11/27/14
June 18, 2014
Main Pool closed 9/3/2014- 11/27/2014. Guests may use the pool at Fort Wilderness or the Contemporary. Transportation will be provided.

Diagon Alley to open July 8 at Universal Studios
June 18, 2014
The date was announced at a media preview event.

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